In the South, one can find foods you've otherwise never heard of.
Livermush, for example. Ever hear of it?
In the South it is common to hear it called "poor man's pate." So, what is is made of? Pig's liver, for one. Head parts. Corn meal. Sounds just awful, doesn't it? Well, would it help to know that it's high in protein and low in fat?
Would you believe Shelby North Carolina has a Livermush Festival every year?
Yes, I'm serious.
How to eat Livermush: it's a breakfast food. You can put it on a pizza. You can eat it cold in a sandwich. Or, you can do like me ... avoid it. Even if it is fried.
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[This week's winner of a book from my bookshelf if Angela! I'll contact you personally, Angela... If you want to be a possible winner for next week's drawing (from this week's entries), tell me what you think of "livermush"!]